Coats’ Global Sales Director to attend Sri Lanka Design Festival 2012

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

For the second consecutive year Coats is sponsoring the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF).This year Coat’s Global Sales Director Stephen Forte will speak at the SLDF’s South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum. 

Forte will share Coats’ global expertise in the apparel sector with attendees. Giles Watkins, Managing Director of Coats Thread in Sri Lanka, said: “We are delighted to be supporting SLDF for the second year running and are looking forward to sharing with delegates our observations and knowledge of global sourcing trends in the thread market. Stephen Forte is one of the top experts in our global network of professionals and we believe his ideas and vision can have a significant impact on South Asian apparel makers at SLDF.”

The partnership between SLDF and Coats will also help highlight Sri Lanka’s industrial and creative potential to leading global markets via Coats’ network of international industrial clients, including Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Next, Tesco, Calzedonia and Decathlon. Forte oversees the Coats’ Global Sales group, which manages significant sales to the top apparel brands, retailers and large garment contractors worldwide. Stephen was also invited to speak at the ‘Prime Source Forum 2011,’ TechED and UBM Asia.